Math PK-2

Learning Strategy & Tool "Fair"

Overview

To promote acceptance of learning diversity, students explore learning tools and strategies to see how they work and why they and others might use them. Using a science fair model, tools are presented either as self-exploratory or with students explaining their purposes.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how elementary students participate in an instrument petting zoo to try playing different musical instruments. As a model of exploration, students have the opportunity to discover their own interests and challenges through experimentation, which could be applied to learning strategies and tools.

  • Teachers can introduce students to a library of learning strategies and tools, which may be digital and/or content-specific. Allowing students to try various tools and self-identify the ones that work best for them promotes Self-regulation and a deeper understanding of how one learns best.
  • Design It into Your Product

  • Product developers can create a hub of learning tools and strategies within their products as a resource for learners. Having an abundance of options engages learners and allows them to discover new strategies. Developers can also design adaptive products that suggest potential strategies based on learners' needs.